Manchester Arndale – why was the shopping centre evacuated today?

Manchester Arndale – why was the shopping centre evacuated today?

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A SHOPPING centre in Manchester was evacuated today causing mass disruption in the city centre.

Here’s the latest on the incident and what you need to know.

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What happened?

Locals were seen running from Arndale shopping centre in Manchester today, October 4.

Greater Manchester Police said the centre was on lockdown after “anti-social behaviour” from a gang of youths.

They said in a statement: “Police are currently dealing with an ongoing incident at the Arndale in Manchester.

“A large group of youths were causing anti-social behaviour towards security staff on the second floor.

“The food court has been cleared and the group are slowly being dispersed out of the main entrance.

“There is currently a heavy police presence to ensure the safety of other members of the public.”

What disruption was caused?

Manchester Metrolink tweeted: “Due to a police incident at Exchange Square, Rochdale, Shaw and East Didsbury Services are operating via Market Street.

“No services are operating via Exchange Square. We apologise for any inconvenience caused”.

 

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